Hi All im getting the following error while trying to open a virtual machine console through thev vcenter client.
UNABLE TO CONNECT TO THE MKS : COULD NOT CONNECT TO PIPE
.\PIPE\VMWARE-AUTHDPIPE: UNKNOW ERROR 2 (0X2)
While trying to the same on the Web Access i get the same error and also the following one
ERROR OPENING THE REMOTE VIRTUAL MACHINE <IP>\16: CANNOT COMPLETE LOGIN DUE TO AN INCORRECT USER NAME OR PASSWORD
At first i thought it was perhaps some kind of name resolution error but when i got the second message it made me think that
perhaps is more of a security issue
any clues in why im getting this error ?
After some investigation i traced back the problem to some network issues related to NAT
to me it seemed extrange since the console was the only thing that was miss behaving
but then again the virtual machine console has always been extremely sensitive to
Thanks for the help,
it seemed the console wouldnt work unless i was in the same lan segment of the vmware server
and had the correct name entrys in the server / dns .
I was never sure if my gateway was the problem or if i had a bad network configuration but after i
set my admin ip in the same range everything started working alright
hope it helps
Did you ever resolve this issue.
For me - I have exactly the same issue.
I dont believe it's the ESX server - as 2 out of 3 of my physical Windows XP laptops, running Vsphere client can access the VM Consoles, the other always goes black, highlights the MKS, PIpe and vmware-authd issue.
I am having this problem too. I am using ESXi 4.0 Server, with Windows 2008 32 bit platform. All attempts to use vmware-vmrc.exe to load a console directly has consistently come back with the MKS authd error. I am required to use the -u and -p options. This is a standalone envirornment without Internet access. I downloaded the most recent VSphere Client which did not resolve the problem. I am unable to use web based access due to GPO policy constraints and not permitted to change the GPO.
Thanks for the help